Choir Practice Starts on Wednesday, August 31

Calling all choir members!!  It is time to tune up!  The first choir practice of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, at 7 p.m.

Crystal Sellers-Battle will be directing us with inspiring musical selections.  We look forward to a great year of praising God in song.

New members are always welcome.

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August 28 Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic at Pandora Park

St. John’s UCC will be worshiping in the great outdoors on Sunday, August 28.  The worship service begins at 10 a.m. at the Pandora Park (State Route 12), Pandora, Ohio.  Following the worship service, those attending will picnic at the park’s shelter house.  All are welcome to attend.

Please bring your lawn chair and a favorite picnic dish to share.  Table service and drinks will be furnished by the church.  After lunch, take time to meander along the creek to enjoy nature, or sit and chat for a while.

The park is very user-friendly with walkways, level ground, and a shelter house which protects from the rain.

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Repursing Party

Attention Ladies:  Do you have a closet full of purses that you would like to clear out and that still have some life left in them?  The Tuesday morning ladies group and the Board of Christian Education will be hosting a “repursing” party in the very near future.  We would like to fill your gently used handbags with small items including toothpaste, toothbrush, hand cream, tissues, etc., to distribute to the ladies at the Samaritan House in Lima. Bring your donated purses into the church when you clean out a closet and place them on the front pew of the sanctuary.

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This Week at St. John’s UCC

Tues., Aug. 23–Ladies meet at LuLu’s, 9 a.m.; TOPS, 6 p.m.

Wednes., Aug. 24–Men meet at Arby’s, 8:30 a.m.; Excellence in Ministry, 11:30 to 1:30 (Oppermann Hall)

Sunday, Aug. 28–All-church worship and picnic, at the Pandora Park (10 a.m.)

Coming Up:

Wednesday, August 31–Choir Practice resumes, 7 p.m.


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Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

If you would like to volunteer for helping serve at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Lima on Tuesday, September 27,  please sign up on the bulletin board in the sanctuary.  Helpers are always welcome.

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Facebook Page

You are missing out on a super way to advertise our church if you are not sharing with many of your other Facebook friends St. John’s Facebook page.  There are many interesting articles posted every day.  “Friend” all of your friends and ask them to “Like” the St. John’s page–let’s let people know we are here, alive, and moving forward!

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St Johns Snow

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This website can now be found at!

In an effort to make this site easier for you to access, it can now be found at!  You can still find this page using the old web address, but now it will be easier to tell family and friends where they can find up-to-date news about St. John’s UCC in Bluffton, Ohio.

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